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Capsized tugboat new to La Crosse Harbor

DRESBACH, Minn - The tugboat that went over the Dresbach Dam early Wednesday morning was brand new to the La Crosse Harbor.

Brennan Marine, Inc christened the tugboat the Megan McB two weeks prior to the incident.

The company had the vessel built in Indiana on the Ohio River. Its main purpose was to transfer barges to and from towboats to the harbor.

The tugboat was named in honor of the wife of one of the Brennan Marine, Inc owners. The Megan McB is the only vessel of its kind in La Crosse.

Watch the video below to see News 8's coverage of the christening on Saturday, June 22, 2013:


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